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Gloria Glyer: Fundraisers in the Sacramento area

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Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento.

The 32nd annual Carnivale Masquerade Ball will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdayat the Elks Tower, 921 11th St., downtown Sacramento. The ball includes Monte Carlo-style games from blackjack to poker, silent auction and raffle, dancing, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Community VIPs are slated to be dealers. The Virginia Light Band will play for dancing and provide entertainment. Black tie attire is requested; only 21 and older may attend. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Gravity, KidsFirst and SAEHC/Next Move. Visit the Active 20-30 website. Looking ahead: 20-30 plans its 21st annual crab feed for Jan. 18 at Scottish Rite Center.



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Wind Youth Services.

The HalloWind Ghoulapalooza is on the calendar from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Citizen Hotel on the rooftop Metropolitan Terrace. In addition to dancing and cocktails, the event focuses on a costume contest. Among winners last year were the Mad Hatter, Betty Crocker and Cruella DeVille. Tim Mech chairs the event with Paul McClure, Tina Reynolds,Tina Thomas, Jay Cohen and Brooks Cutter on the committee. Mech notes that the committee represents the entire recently merged boards of Wind and Diogenes Youth Services (Wind provides aid for homeless and at-risk youth in the area). Mech offers a practical suggestion for HalloWind attendees: Book a room, party hearty and stay over. The event is $75; visit https: //hallowind2013.eventbrite.com.



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The Links, Sacramento Chapter.

Music Through the Decades themes the dinner dance from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hilton Arden West Hotel. Program highlights will include a lip sync contest with a $1,000 prize and a dress-as-your-favorite-artist costume contest. The event is $75; visit www.sacramentolinkinc.org. Signup for the lip sync contest has closed; check the website for information. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in Sacramento, chapter members have volunteered more than 8,100 hours to the community via a number of programs including the Signature Program honoring African American male high school students.



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Hadassah.

Mangia with Hadassah will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Hot Italian, 1627 16th St. Food, drinks, friends compose the program for the 12th annual cocktail party. The party includes specialty pizzas, salads, dessert and drinks; a silent auction will be held. Tickets are $45 per person. An event sponsor at $160 receives two tickets; a $360 sponsor four tickets. Visit hadassahcocktail@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit the Hadassah Medical Organization.



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Los Ninos Service League.

Gala at the Garden will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Casa Garden Restaurant and Meeting Center, 2760 Sutterville Road. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the event, which includes shopping time at the boutique. Tickets are $25; visit www.casagardenrestaurantt.org. On the next day, Oct. 26, the boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (free entry). Sacramento Children’s Home benefits from fundraisers sponsored by the league, which operates the Casa Garden Restaurant for lunch daily.



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KidsFirst

The inaugural Denim & Diamonds fundraiser will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the FlowerFarm, Loomis. Billed as a “boot scootin’ good time,” the event will feature music by the Dave Russell Band, a local band with a national contract. Barnyard BBQ by Dickey’s of Folsom is on the menu. Other festivities will include line dancing, costume and dancing contests, line dancing lessons, raffle and silent auction. Call Diana Martin at (916) 724-5969 or Dmartin@kidsfirstnow.org. KidsFirst offers direct services support and referrals to reduce stress that often lead to child abuse. In 2012, KidsFirst served more than 3,300 children including teens and their families.



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Soroptimist International of Citrus Heights

. The second Unique Boutique will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundayat Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive. The vendors at the mini trade show are home-based direct sales companies. In addition to early bird shopping, the boutique includes mini massages, food/wine tasting, prizes and more. Proceeds support scholarships and programs to improve the lives of women and children in the neighborhood. Contact Jean Duncan at (916) 725-3934 or (916) 825-4444 or jduncan@surewest.net.



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Susan G. Komen Sacramento Valley.

The Pink Gala will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Grand, 1215 J St. David Sobon will conduct the live auction at the event, which will include dinner and music. Tickets range from $150 individual to $10,000 platinum sponsor. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s commitment to a world without breast cancer. Contact Shannon Bowley at shannon@komensacramento.org orcall (916) 231-3148.



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Sierra Wildlife Rescue.

An open house and wildlife art sale will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sierra Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road, Placerville. Paintings, photographs, SWR T-shirts, sweatshirts and other animal-related items will be featured. Admission is free; proceeds from sales help care for SWR’s orphaned and injured wild animals in rehab. Visit www.sierrawildliferescue.org.



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West Sacramento Historical Society.

The Vintage Fashion Follies will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 1075 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento. Crickets Creative Apparel from Woodland, which has provided custom-made clothing for Woodland’s Stroll Through History event, will do the fashions ranging from the 1840s to the present. The event will support the History Gallery programs. Featured will be prizes, silent auction, food and beverages. Alcoholic beverages will be on sale. Advance tickets are $25; $30 at the door. Call (916) 372-7438 or (916) 3741849.



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Sunburst Projects.

The fall planting perennial sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 3072 24th St. in Curtis Park. Hard-to-find and unusual perennials will be featured. Proceeds benefit the holiday adopt-a-child program of Sunburst Projects; www.Sunburstoprojects.org.



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Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

The 20th anniversary open house will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the center, 6001 Folsom Blvd. Featured will be cat and dog adoptions, tours of the center, vendor fair and pet food drive, complimentary food and beverages. Melinie diLuck is credited as founder of the sanctuary.



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